FRANKLIN, Tenn. (WKRN) — On Saturday morning, shoppers flocked to the CoolSprings Galleria mall in Williamson County.
Many were returning or exchanging Christmas presents.
Others shoppers were there for post-Christmas sales. Nearly every store advertised deeply discounted merchandise.
The mall opened early, at 8 a.m. Many of the anchor stores, like Macy’s, opened even earlier.
Shopper Irene Underwood told News 2, “[My family and I] got up at 5a.m. We always do this December 26, and we have [gone to] all the stores so far that are open and waiting for the rest of them. All the door busters are definitely worth it. Everything is 70% off. If you’re the first 40 in the door then they have great coupons. So today has been good.”
The Underwood family said they were shopping for next year’s Christmas presents.
Jim Green said his family has a similar tradition on December 26. However, he told News 2 his role on December 26 does not involve shopping.
While relaxing in a chair in the mall, with Macy’s bags next to him, Green said, “I am sitting here while my family shops to get the best deals they can find. As you can see, I’m drinking coffee and guarding the presents. When they go find something they can’t carry anymore they bring it here. And when I have so much, I take it back to the car, and they affectionately like to call me mule boy cause I do all the carrying.”
The CoolSprings Galleria closes at 9 p.m. on Saturday.
Other area malls including the Mall at Green Hills, Governor’s Square Mall, and RiverGate Mall also close at 9 p.m. Opry Mills was scheduled to be open until 10 p.m.